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Advanced Urology Associates Treatment Options for BPH

The Advanced Urology Associates BPH Center of Excellence has been helping patients with enlarged prostates reach their goals of managing or stopping symptoms and improving their quality of life. The BPH Center of Excellence is one of the first to be named as such in the country and shares this status with some of the world’s top urology centers.

Commonly Used BPH Treatments

Men who have BPH with symptoms usually need some form of treatment at some time. The following section describes the types of treatment that are most commonly used for BPH.

Drug Therapy

Over the years, researchers have tried to find a way to shrink or at least stop the growth of the prostate without using surgery. The FDA has approved several medications to relieve common symptoms associated with an enlarged prostate. Our board-certified urologists can work with you to prescribe the right medication for your symptoms.

Prostatic Artery Embolization (PAE)

Prostatic artery embolization, or PAE, is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH. Because BPH is an enlarged prostate gland, the overall goal of PAE treatment is to reduce the size of the prostate and decrease any symptoms.

Learn more about the PAE procedure for BPH Treatment


Minimally Invasive Therapy: UROLIFT

Because drug treatment is not effective in all cases, researchers in recent years have developed a number of procedures that relieve BPH symptoms but are less invasive than conventional surgery. These include: UROLOFT - BPH Treatment UROLIFT treatment – is a minimally invasive approach to treating BPH that lifts and holds the enlarged prostate tissue out of the way so it no longer blocks the urethra. There is no cutting, heating or removal of prostate tissue. Learn More About UROLIFT.

GreenLight Laser Therapy

In special cases, removal of the enlarged part of the prostate as the best long-term solution for patients with BPH. With surgery for BPH, only the enlarged tissue that is pressing against the urethra is removed; the rest of the inside tissue and the outside capsule are left intact. Surgery usually relieves the obstruction and incomplete emptying caused by BPH. The following section describes the types of surgery that are used. Greenlight Laser Therapy treatment for BPH at Advanced Urology Associates GreenLight Laser Therapy – Creating A New Standard of Care The GreenLight™ Laser Therapy is a treatment that combines the effectiveness of the traditional surgical procedure known as “Trans Urethral Resection of the Prostate” (TURP) with fewer side effects. Learn More About GreenLight Laser Therapy

iTind (Temporarily Implanted Nitinol Device)

The iTind procedure involves the temporary placement of a nitinol device that reshapes the prostatic urethra without burning or cutting out tissue, and without leaving behind a permanent implant. The device remains in place for five to seven days while the patient is at home, and clinical trials have proven that, upon removal, patients experience immediate relief of their symptoms without any effect on their sexual function.

The iTind device is indicated for men aged 50 and above. As with any medical procedure, implantation of the iTind device comes with the possibility of side effects, including pelvic discomfort, blood in urine, painful or urgent urination. In rare cases, the iTind device may cause urinary tract infection or a sudden difficulty to urinate.

For more information about this new BPH treatment option, please call Advanced Urology Associates at 815.409.4930 or request an appointment online.

Holmium Laser Enucleation (HoLep)

A therapy where a high energy laser is used to cut away obstructing prostate tissue. The procedure is done under anesthesia and does require a night’s stay in the hospital. Benefits Include:

  • Ability to treat any size prostate gland with minimal bleeding
  • A re-treatment rate of less than 2 percent
  • Early, immediate relief of symptoms and fast return to normal activity. Patients usually go back to work within two to three days and can resume their physical exercise within two weeks.
  • Next-day catheter removal in most of the cases with less than 24 hours hospital stay.
  • Minimal pain, requiring only oral pain control
  • Fewer potential complications. The holmium laser technology offers a low-depth of penetration of less than half of 1 mm, which causes less damage to the underlying healthy tissue and lowers the risk for excessive bleeding.

Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP)

TURP is the gold standard to which other surgeries for BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia) are compared. BPH causes an enlarged prostate, which in turn leads to issues with urination, like frequent urination. The TURP procedure alleviates these urinary issues. Learn More About TURP

Minimally Invasive Water Vapor Therapy: Rezum™

Rezum - BPH TreatmentThe Rezüm System is a transurethral thermal therapy that uses sterile water vapor (steam) to treat BPH by delivering targeted, controlled doses of thermal energy directly to the prostate gland, targeting and reducing the obstructive tissue that causes BPH

The Rezūm procedure provides the following benefits to men suffering from BPH:

  • Alternative to BPH medications
  • Studies support Rezūm relieves symptoms safely and effectively
  • Noticeable symptom improvement within two weeks
  • Simple in-office/out-patient therapy
  • Does not require general anesthesia
  • Preserves erectile and urinary functions
  • Ability to return to regular activities within a few days
  • Covered by Medicare and most private insurers

BPH Treatment Locations

Advanced Urology Associates provides BPH treatments for patients in Aurora, Bolingbrook, Bourbonnais, Chicago, Crest Hill, Elk Grove Village, Elmhurst, Frankfort, Homer Glen, Joliet, Kankakee, Lombard, Lockport, New Lenox, Mokena, Morris, Naperville, Orland Park, Park Ridge, Peotone, Plainfield, Tinley Park and Woodridge.

Advanced Urology Associates has years of experience with BPH and can help you decide what treatment is best for you.

There are many options to choose from and we’re here to help find the right one. Request an appointment with us today at any one of our locations. Simply click the link below or call us at 815.409.4930.